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I used the tutorial at
and I think it worked.
Using adsl-start I connected and the ip numbers that appeared in the output looked exactly like they usually do with my ISP.
I tried pinging a madeup ip and it looked like the output was it trying to find it.
I tried using Mozilla and nothing I typed into the address bar worked. Any ideas?
Nothing worked, not even an IP address? Try 126.96.36.199 (www.apache.org) and see if you get anything. I suspect the problem is with your DNS configuration. Check /etc/resolv.conf to see if there is a "nameserver" line with the IP address of your ISP's DNS server. Also check the output of the "route -n" command to see if you have a default route (0.0.0.0) to your ISP's gateway. Just pinging a made-up IP address isn't really going to tell you anything. Ping one you know exists and will respond.
You didn't say if you can ping an IP address. Try 188.8.131.52, which is the University of Aberdeen (I figured I'd give you a local address). That will tell us if the link is working or not, or if this is a DNS problem. It's not clear from your original message if you could ping, or if the problem was just accessing hosts by name from your browser.
BTW: can you really do that in Aberdeen without getting arrested? I'm moving! :-)
Thanks for the help you guys, I've solved the problem now. I used both IP's you guys gave, thanks for those!
MacKtheHacK, Uni of Aberdeen. Bad move, I go to the other uni, the better more world renowned one, Robert Gordons. I'll let you off but if you move to Aberdeen I'll kick ur naked butt, LOL